Marginal Gains Alpine Cycling

Specialising in exciting and inspirational Cycling Breaks for keen cyclists of all levels.


Chalet based here in the Tarentaise Valley cycling the Famous Cols close by OR experiencing the amazing Route des Grandes Alpes cycling from Geneva to Nice over numerous Mountain Passes.


The Tarentaise Valley is a stunning part of the world and its huge reputation for being a cyclist’s heaven enables you to conquer your personal ambitions during your Chalet Based Stay.


The big Cols made Famous by the Tour de France. such as Col D’Iseran, Cormet de Roselend, Col de Petit St Bernard and the Col Du Madeleine, are on our doorstep.


Col du Galibier and the spectacular riding around Lake Annecy are close to hand.

Whether you are “bagging” the Classic Cols or training for an event we are the perfect place for you.

We also offer a “Slope to Sea” or Route Des Grandes Alps Tour from Geneva to Nice.


Route Des Grandes Alpes:
Cycle all the way from Geneva to Nice , South of France (7 days riding) over Mountain Passes and covering around 625kms.

Slope to Sea:
Cycle from the Chalet in Villaroger all the way to Nice (4 days riding) over Mountain Passes and covering around 425kms.

With our relaxed atmosphere, attention to detail and a very personal service all you have to do is PEDAL!


You will leave with amazing memories, enormous achievements and a love for the mountains here in the French Alps.


Chalet Based Stays


Based in the unspoilt Alpine Village of Le Loissel, Villaroger  our renovated farmhouse is furnished to a high standard and has 5 bedrooms, all fully ensuite.

With stunning scenery and great views you can enjoy the peace and tranquility of a typical French Alpine village with the luxury of riding straight from the front door.

The open plan lounge and kitchen provides a relaxed warm atmosphere and there are plenty of comfy sofas and chairs to relax on an evening.

The Outdoor Hot Tub  is an added bonus and the terrace is a lovely place to relive tales of the day’s ride.

Our hospitality is second to none and we will provide all meals ie a hearty breakfast, a packed lunch, scrumptious afternoon tea with homemade cakes and a delicious 3 course meal in the evening.

Alternatively rent the chalet on a self catered basis ( 4 bedrooms sleeping 11) for a price of £1100 for the week.


Slope to Sea / Route Des Grandes Alpes

Accommodation en route in 2 and 3 star hotels, including meals and vehicle support and back up.


The Climbs (Chalet Based)

Our holidays suit all keen cyclists so you can do as much or little as you want.


However for those wanting to tackle some of our local Cols in the Haute Tarentaise here are a few to look forward to:

– Col D’Iseran (2674 m)

– Cormet de Roselend (1967 m)

– Col de Petit St Bernard (2188m)

– Col de Madeleine (1993m)

– Col de Fourclaz (1527 m)

– Col de Tamie (907m)

– Col du Pre (1703 m)


For those wanting a more leisurely time there are plenty of scenic routes and cycle paths in the area.

What’s Included/ Booking

Your Chalet Based Holiday will include:

– Pick up and Return to Geneva Airport within a certain time spot

– Accommodation

– Breakfast, afternoon tea and evening meal with wine and beers.

– Vehicle Support and Back up

Weekly Price £649 per person (minimum of 5 people)

Self Catered Option – 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 11… £1100 for the whole chalet.

Short Breaks and long weekends available, please get in touch to discuss.
Tour Des Grandes Alpes: 7 day Tour from £1200 per person (minimum 8 people) based on 2 sharing a room.
Slope to Sea: from £899 per person (minimum 8 people) based on 2 sharing a room.


To discuss or book your Stay or Tour please contact us on

Tel : 0033 612733523